‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates
#TIA – In case you haven’t noticed, fewer people are having babies these days. The BBC’s been keeping track.
There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers.
Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size.
The researchers said the findings were a “huge surprise”.
And there would be profound consequences for societies with “more grandparents than grandchildren”.
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